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The Bread and Salt ceremony was performed by children at the centres in Moldova where our drivers delivered aid. It's was a lovely gesture and is for when important, respected, or admired guests arrive. The drivers were humbled to receive such a warm and loving welcome โค

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JUNE 19 CONVOY UPDATE โฌ‡๏ธ After a job well done ๐Ÿ’ช our intrepid Convoy Drivers are now on their way home. With hundreds of smiles ๐Ÿ˜ and much needed aid delivered direct they should be proud. A big thank you to CWU Members and Branches in Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช and the UK ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง A special shout out to MAD-Aid and their team of wonderful volunteers. We couldn't do what we do without you โค

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JUNE 19 CONVOY UPDATE โฌ‡๏ธ Mutiny on the convoy with Steve Rowlands replaced by a Lenny Crook Mini-Me ๐Ÿ˜ Just love this pictureโค

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One of our new drivers Fevzi Galatyali Hussein sums up nicely how inspiring the disabled children are at the CWUHA supported Phoenix Centre run by our brilliant partners MAD-Aid #MakingADifference #BePartOfSomethingSpecial

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#CWUHAMoldovaJune19 Wow. You turn up to deliver smiles ๐Ÿ˜and you're greeted with this lovely reception โฌ‡๏ธ

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"Why can't I keep him" ๐Ÿป๐Ÿป

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#DeliveringASmile It's not just the kids ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ #CWUHAMoldovaJune19

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JUNE 2019 CONVOY UPDATEโฌ‡๏ธ Over the last few days the CWUHA drivers working with our partners MAD-Aid have delivered their aid direct to The Phoenix Centre for disabled children, to a large kindergarten and to families in need. As the photos show the receiption given to our drivers was amazing. so it's a close call to say who had the biggest smiles on their faces...the children or the drivers ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ #DeliveringASmile #MakingADifference

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DELIVERING SMILES This morning the trustees, staff, and volunteers of MAD-Aid joined the CWUHA teams from England and Ireland to deliver aid to a kindergarten in Mihaileni, a village in northern Moldova. With the kids singing and dancing for us, it's hard to say who smiled more. #MADaid #makeadifference #cwuha

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DELIVERING SMILES This morning the trustees, staff, and volunteers of MAD-Aid joined the CWUHA teams from England and Ireland to deliver aid to a kindergarten in Mihaileni, a village in northern Moldova. With the kids singing and dancing for us, it's hard to say who smiled more. #MADaid #makeadifference #cwuha

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Convoy Leaders having a moment ruined by bearded man on trampoline!

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Even after driving 2,000km great to see some of the convoy drivers still have a spring in their step ๐Ÿ˜

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The convoy has just arrived to a very warm and emotional welcome from the children and staff at the CWUHA supported disabled centre (Phoenix Ctr) in Riscani, Moldova ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ The centre is run by our amazing partners MAD-Aid There are only two of this type of facility for disabled children in the whole of Moldova! #MakingADifference #DeliveringASmile

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Being in charge of a CWUHA Convoy is a big responsibility โžก๏ธ You have to plan the 2,000km route๐ŸŒ Book the hotels ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ›€ on-route Org the fueling upโ›ฝ, Purchase the road tolls ๐Ÿ’ณ Navigate the borders๐Ÿ—ฃ Sort pit stops ๐Ÿšฝ๐Ÿฝโ˜• Look after the drivers โ›Ÿ, especially the newbies๐Ÿค”โฐ๐Ÿค• ..And finally arrive at the Moldovan border on time ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ In Steve Rowlands and Lenny Crook we have two of the best ๐Ÿ† Thanks guys for all your efforts ๐Ÿ‘

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We are proud to have played a part in making this happen! Well done MAD-Aid ๐Ÿ‘ Well done Victoria Dunford ๐Ÿ‘

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JUNE 2019 CONVOY UPDATEโฌ‡๏ธ The convoy has just arrived in Moldova ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ to a fantastic welcome from our partners MAD-Aid and their founder Victoria Dunford who organises everything in-country! This is the 9th CWUHA Convoy working with MAD Aid. We couldn't do it without them! Now it's time to deliver hundreds of smiles ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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CWUHA's Caption Competition. Best one will win a much sought after CWUHA Baseball Cap ๐ŸŽฉ

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Eamonn and Mick from CWU Ireland ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช slowly becoming the Selfi Kings ๐Ÿ“ธ of the June 19 Convoy to Moldova ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฉ #DeliveringASmile๐Ÿ˜

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June 2019 Convoy Updateโฌ‡๏ธ On the road nice and early with plenty of smiles. next stop Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด It seems that some of the drivers need to be sent on a Selfie taking course ๐Ÿ˜

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The Convoy Drivers modelling the new CWUHA swanky V-neck #BePartOfSomethingSpecial T-shirts. As you can see we do them in all sizes ๐Ÿ˜

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June 2019 Convoy Updateโฌ‡๏ธ Great to see 3 Newbies on the convoy. Say hello to Eamonn, Fevzi and Parminder S. Welcome aboard the good ship CWUHA ๐Ÿ‘ The convoy has now reached Ayatolla, Hungary ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฏ where they are staying over night. Next stop Romania ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด #DeliveringASmile

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June 2019 Convoy Updateโฌ‡๏ธ Parminder K on cooking duties ๐Ÿฅž on a break in Germany! ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Yummie ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—. After a hard slog and hundreds of km the drivers are now chilling at their digs for the night ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Nice and early start โฐ in the morning! #DeliveringASmile

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June 2019 Convoy Updateโฌ‡๏ธ After navigating the Channel Tunnel and a stop over in France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท the three Royal Mail and one Eir vehicles ๐Ÿš›๐Ÿš›๐Ÿš›๐Ÿš› hit the road early this morning with the drivers in good spirits. Next stop Germany! ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช #DeliveringASmile

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Safe trip to the amazing 8 volunteers from CWU, CWU Ireland and Unite taking part in the CWU Humanitarian (CWUHA) Convoy to Moldova. They will be delivering much needed items direct to Disabled Centres, Nursies, Disavataged Children and Familes. Doing what we say on tin #DeliveringASmile Volunteersโฌ‡๏ธ Lenny Crook Steve Rowlands Steve Fishwick Fevzi Galatyali Hussein Parminder Kaur Mbe Parminder Seth, Mick Walsh & Eamonn Ribbons.

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Sorry to hear that Trish Lavelle is leaving the CWU. Trish has been a great friend to the charity, especially when we brought children over from Lithuanian for a 'Holiday of a Lifetime'. Good luck Trish in your future ventures ๐Ÿ‘

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For the June convoy to Moldova Steve Rowlands and Lenny Crook are visiting 4 kindergartens in a village called Mihaileni. They have asked if they can provide some bedding for the children,160 children in total. They're looking for cabin bed sizes 1.3/1.5 covers, pillow cases and sheets Also 60 small quilts and 60 pillows. These have to be new, so looking for the best prices, as anyone got any contacts or ideas? Many thanks Steve & Lenny

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Thank you to #TheCWU Lancs & Cumbria branch for re-affiliating to CWUHA ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ #BePartOfSomethingSpecial

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Big thank you to CWU Greater Mersey & SW Lancs Branch and it's members for their kind donation of ten kettles, two sand pits, two bags of sand and lots of toys for the CWUHA convoy to Moldova. They will be delivered direct to vulnerable families by Trustees Lenny Crook and Steve Rowlands #DeliveringASmile

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Trustees Eric and Mick delivering toys โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿ donated by CWUHA to the children at the CWUHA supported Phoenix Centre in Moldova that was set up and run by the wonderful charity MAD-Aid We're not sure who had the most fun. the kids or Eric and Mick ๐Ÿ˜ While at the centre they also met the driving force behind the project Victoria, her hubby John and the wonderful staff who work so hard to make sure all the children reach their full potential. They are all โญโญโญโญโญ

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RIP Pat Friskey It is with great sadness that we have to announce that yesterday Pat passed away after a long illness. Our love and sympathy go out to his wife Caroline and all Pat's family. Both Pat and Caroline have been part of CWUHA since its beginning, always ready to help when called on. They traveled on several convoys seeing at first hand the work that the CWUHA does in helping children in Eastern Europe and the UK. Pat was also a strong trade unionist and held the post of Area Safety Rep for his branch, Eastern No5 until he retired, even then he remained committed to helping CWUHA . On behalf of all your fellow CWUHA friends, a big thank you Pat for all the passion and hard work you brought to the CWUHA, may you rest in peace. Ted Stead Former CWUHA President

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Two of CWUHA veteran Trustees Eric Parker & Mick Kirkby at their own expense are travelling to Moldova to visit the CWUHA supported Disabled Ctr run by our partners Mad-Aid They will also be buying food & household goods for vulnerable families...Well done Mick & Eric #DeliveringASmile

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Thank you to everyone who came to our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday and to our guest speakers Victoria Dunford (Mad-Aid), CWU DGS, Andy Kerr and Tom Keeney, who also received Honorary Membership. Next year is our 25th Anniversary - so expect some fireworks ๐ŸŽ†

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This is our dear friend Raymond Kevin Dunning who re-affiliated his Branch, CWU West London Postal at #CWU19. Ray and his Branch have supported CWUHA from day one and we would like to thank both of them ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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We would like to thank everyone who visited our stall at #CWU19 Conference. The support we receive from CWU branches and members is amazing โค

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The children at the CWUHA supported school in Moshi, Tanzania would like to send their thanks to Tommy Johnson and everyone else who sponsor a child at the school. For only ยฃ50 per year you can pay towards a child's uniform, books and meals. #BePartOfSomethingSpecial ๐Ÿ‘

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A big thank you to CWU Scotland No2 for re-affiliating to CWUHA at the #CWU19 conference. Your continued support is appreciated ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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A special message from children at the CWUHA supported school in Moshi, Tanzania to #TheCWU Northern Ireland Region who sponsor the education of ten children at the school โค

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Great to see our dear friend and supporter Hugh Gaffney MP visit our stall at #CWU19

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Thank you to #TheCWU Northern Ireland Combined branch for their very generous donation to our Tanzania School Project ๐Ÿ‘ #CWU19

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Trustees Steve Rowland & Eric Parker donating to the CWU Young Workers Red Box Appeal at #CWU19 on-behalf of CWUHA ๐Ÿ‘

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Great to see that the UnionLine team at #CWU19 Conference have all joined the CWUHA family ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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Thank you CWU Gloucester Amal for re-affiliating to CWUHA at #CWU19 Conference

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In 2014, Victoria was asked to give a talk at CWUHA AGM about Moldova. The CWUHA and MAD-Aid charities connected immediately having same aims, to offer help where is most needed. During 5 years together, we managed to complete many projects โ€“ 8 Humanitarian Aid Convoys to Moldova, the aid was distributed across the entire country to many centres, hospitals, kindergardens and thousands of families. We refurbished Phoenix Centre โ€“ a centre that transforms lives of children with special needs. CWUHA Football Cup where more than 180 children from north, south and centre were equipped with uniform and sport equipment. Holiday of the Lifetime โ€“ a week in UK for 14 children from Moldova. The list goes on and onโ€ฆ. Todays AGM proved our strong partnership and collaboration. Watch the space much more to come! Thank you CWUHA for your support and long term partnership. #MADaid #makeadifference #cwuha

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Fantastic turnout at our AGM today. Great to see so many new faces sat in the audience ๐Ÿ‘